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Roasted Asparagus

Lisa Kamolnick
Humans have been eating asparagus for more than 2,000 years. Roasted asparagus is a tasty, quick and easy recipe for this healthy, low calorie veggie.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 12 spears asparagus
  • 4 slices lemon
  • 2 parsley sprigs separated
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 TBSP butter or vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 425° F
  • Trim bottom of asparagus stem at diagonal
  • If using butter, cut into cubes
  • Slice lemon
  • Layer asparagus in baking dish
  • Cover with salt and butter (if not using butter, drizzle with oil)
    roasted asparagus
  • Top with lemon and parsley
  • Roast until done, about 15 minutes. Remove when stems are tender before it is over-browned.


Serving Suggestions
Serve as a side with salmon, chicken or beef. Also good with soup or salad.  
Recipe Links
Maple Salmon
Keyword asparagus, eatyourvegetables, quick and easy, roasted, vegan option, vegetable, vegetarian